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TAG: COVID-19

Contact tracing applications market set to grow 15% CAGR through 2030

September 25, 2020By
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According to a study by Future Market Insights, the contact tracing applications market is set to grow 15% CAGR through 2030. “Functional advantages of contact tracing applications include superior data quality, easier tracking and monitoring of larger numbers of people in a time effective manner, the ability of real time analysis, and the significant improvements to management and coordination of... read more

Global trends in the mapping industry during the pandemic

September 22, 2020By
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By Philippe Simard, Ph.D. President, SimActive Inc. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainties to all businesses, and the mapping industry has been no exception. Slowdowns were observed during the first few months of 2020 as lockdowns were gradually enforced in Asia, then Europe, and finally the Americas. As expected, projects were delayed during that initial period as companies were reorganizing their... read more

URISA to host GIS-Pro 2020 virtually

September 3, 2020By
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The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) will be hosting GIS-Pro 2020, the association’s 58th Annual Conference, Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 in a virtual format. The event was originally scheduled to take place in Baltimore, but URISA chose to hold it virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the serious COVID-19 health and physical distancing concerns, hosting an... read more

National Governors Association, Esri release updated COVID-19 map

July 15, 2020By

The National Governors Association has partnered with Esri to publish a comprehensive update to its interactive COVID-19 State and Territory Action Tracker. According to the association, the interactive mapping-based app shows how jurisdictions have taken actions to reopen certain business sectors by issuing statewide orders. It also shows how jurisdictions are undertaking regional-based approaches or implementing statewide orders with authorization... read more

Geospatial Solutions coverage of COVID-19

May 14, 2020By
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Geospatial Solutions and GPS World are offering the latest news and updates concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it affects the geospatial, mapping and GNSS/PNT industries. Read a message from GPS World here. NEWS • GMV leads development of ESA COVID-19 Space Hunting Platformy (7/20/20) • How is COVID-19 affecting you? Take part in our survey (4/22/20) • US small business... read more

At-home crowdsourcing and citizen science for mapping enthusiasts

May 13, 2020By
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The world so close has never seemed so far away. Locked up and adrift, somewhere between the comfort of the past and the anxiety of the future, the present slowly passes by in a procession of nameless days. The living room has become a sundial. Shadows pass from one wall in the morning to the far side by day’s end.... read more

Esri offers COVID-19 resources for nonprofits

May 8, 2020By
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Esri will be providing a COVID-19 Response Package for free to all nonprofit organizations responding to the pandemic. According to Esri, this includes data, templates and solutions that are accessible through Esri’s Disaster Response Program. By mapping data with capabilities such as spatial analysis, Esri’s software allows organizations to track where COVID-19 cases are spreading, and — through predictive modeling... read more

WGIC: Geospatial analytics at forefront of COVID-19 fight

April 27, 2020By
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One industry important to the world’s fight and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is geospatial analytics. In response, the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) has created an information hub for COVID-19 information. “These are very uniquely challenging times for our industry. At the same time, our industry has stood up to assist the world, especially the key decision-makers and frontline... read more

GIS Planning data tool provides updates on open businesses amid COVID-19

April 22, 2020By
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New hyperlocal business directory ZoomBusiness designed to help Main Street businesses across North America engage with local residents GIS Planning has launched an online tool that enables local businesses across North America to communicate with customers for free in real time. ZoomBusiness, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is an interactive, mobile-responsive mapping directory for communities that ensures customers can... read more

Esri User Conference goes virtual because of COVID-19

April 22, 2020By
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The Esri User Conference, which usually takes place in San Diego in July, will this year be held virtually. “As a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, we are making the decision to move the 2020 Esri User Conference in San Diego to a virtual format. This is a great disappointment to me personally, as I know it... read more